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AZ Business Magazine

About AZ Business Magazine

Over the past 30 years, AZ Big Media has grown to encompass not just Az Business magazine, but also a whole host of other publications and signature events. Az Business magazine is the state’s leading business publication. Published by AZ Big Media, the magazine covers a wide-range of topics focusing on the Arizona business scene, and is aimed at high-level corporate executives and business owners.

CenturyLink announces 1 gigabit per second broadband speeds for 22,000 businesses

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Many Small and large businesses in multi-tenant unit office buildings in Arizona now have access to fiber-ready broadband speeds up to one gigabit per second, CenturyLink Inc. announced Tuesday. Now, 22,000 Businesses within 2,500 buildings in the state now have access to multiple wide-area network connections delivered over fiber, including multiprotocol label switching virtual private network… Read More →

$700M electric car manufacturing facility in Casa Grande announced

A screenshot of a Lucid Motors electric car  from the livestream of the announcement event. (Screenshot courtesy of Lucid Motors)

Casa Grande will soon be home to a $700 million electric car manufacturing facility that plans to employ 2,000 full-time workers, according to an announcement made by Gov. Doug Ducey. California-based Lucid Motors picked Casa Grande as the site for a manufacturing facility that will build the firm’s luxury electric cars, Ducey said during the Tuesday afternoon… Read More →

UA Eller MBA ranked 6th in ROI by U.S. News & World Report Brian Jackson

The University of Arizona Eller College of Management Master of Business Administration (MBA) program ranked sixth nationally for its return on investment as a degree, according to the latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report. The average salary and signing bonus for Eller MBA students within three months of graduation was $100,850 in 2015. The… Read More →

East Valley Partnership Economic Forum celebrates innovation

Transportation corridor in the east valley, the Superstition Freeway, U.S. Route 60 viewed from above looking west from Mesa towards Tempe and Phoenix. (Copyright: hideftrphoto / 123RF Stock Photo)

East Valley Partnership is hosting its annual event, the PHX East Valley Economic Forum, which will feature regional discussion on innovation and leadership. The event will bring together civic, education, business and other community leaders to discuss issues important to the future of Arizona and recognize the lifetime achievement of selected individuals. On Wednesday, December 21, 2016, this… Read More →

ASU Research Park generates jobs, $1.4 billion in state income

Photo by Tom Story, courtesy of ASU Research Park

A recent study conducted by the L. William Seidman Research Institute at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University reveals that ASU Research Park tenants generate 16,160 jobs for Arizona residents, provide labor income of $865 million for Arizona workers, and account for $1.418 billion in total income. Labor income is the… Read More →

Chase to hire 200, will host Nov. 29 job fair

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Chase has 200 job openings for experienced and inexperienced individuals in the Phoenix market, and is hosting a job fair to fill the positions. The job fair will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Phoenix Chase Tower, 201 N. Central Ave. The financial institution is hiring for… Read More →

$761M bond sale approved by SRP board, council

Sustainable Banks, Green Banking

Salt River Project’s Board and Council approved the refunding sale of more than $761 million of highly rated, 2016 Series A public power revenue bonds, which will save SRP customers more than $151 million over the next 21 years — more than $112 million on a present value basis — and lower SRP’s overall borrowing… Read More →

Arizona Sports Complex announces merger

youth soccer championships

Arizona Sports Complex, which currently offers recreational soccer leagues for all ages starting as young as three-years-old, announced a merger deal with Future Starts International Enterprises. Together, the two youth related sports entities will be focusing efforts to provide new opportunities for children throughout the greater Phoenix metro area. Arizona Sports Complex (ASC) currently focuses efforts… Read More →

Goldberg & Osborne offers scholarship for pledges not to text and drive

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The Arizona Plaintiff’s personal injury law firm of Goldberg & Osborne is running two concurrent Don’t Text and Drive Scholarships. Distracted driving continues to be a problem as drivers dangerously and negligently operate cell phones while behind the wheel of a moving vehicle. Popular apps, such as this past summer’s launch of Pokemon Go, offer… Read More →

Winners of the 2016 CFO of the Year Awards

CFO of the Year Awards

FEI Arizona presented the CFO of the Year Awards on Thursday to senior level financial professionals for outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial leaders and stewards. The nominations and awards recognize exemplary financial management in three business sectors: public, private and nonprofit. Click below to view photos in fullscreen   Photos by Michael… Read More →

Arizona sees large decline in birth rates among teenagers

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Arizona was among five states nationwide experiencing the biggest decline in teenage birth rates in urban counties between 2007 and 2015, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The report, Teen Birth Rates for Urban and Rural Areas in the United States, 2007-2015, released on Wednesday showed that birth rates for teenagers… Read More →

The College of St. Scholastica continues Arizona expansion

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The College of St. Scholastica, a 104-year-old private Catholic Benedictine institution, has commenced its fall semester in Arizona with two milestones: opening a new office in downtown Phoenix, and planning for a first-ever spring social work cohort. On Nov. 1, St. Scholastica’s administrative staff became headquartered at 3550 N. Central Ave., #1020, Phoenix, 85012. Social work faculty… Read More →

Vixxo CTO named one of the ‘Top 100’ technology leaders


Gint Grabauskas, the chief technology officer at Scottsdale-based Vixxo, a software firm that helps businesses manage assets, has been named one of the top 100 technology leaders in the U.S., according to Computerworld. Grabauskas joins an elite listing of technology pioneers on Computerworld’s annual “Premier 100 Technology Leaders” recognition which honors technology executives for leadership, innovation and solutions to the unique… Read More →

NAU, UA health students collaborate to improve patient care


A one-year inter-professional mentorship program is bringing together health profession students from Northern Arizona University and the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix to better understand and improve the patient’s experience. The Community Health Mentor Program, which launched in 2015, stresses the importance of an inter-professional approach in order to provide successful health… Read More →

Barrett-Jackson will start 2017 with star-studded Scottsdale docket


Barrett-Jackson, The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions, will kick off 2017 with a world-class Gala and star-studded docket during its 46th Annual Scottsdale Auction, Jan. 14-22, 2017, at WestWorld of Scottsdale. The Scottsdale Auction docket is taking shape with early highlights, such as Steven Tyler’s personal 2012 Hennessey Venom GT Spyder selling for charity and the 1960… Read More →